I currently work for a major New York based media outfit
with a huge Datacener. Naturally, I have created
a duplicate setup in my bedroom/lab.
Kidding, just kidding...
Seriously, only a few hundred boxes
Even more seriously, old machines are perfect for
tasks like that. In my real lab at home, a have a few Sun boxes
(poor, poor Sun). and about a dozen machines that run
whatever I want them to.
Everybody has at least 16GB RAM, ~2.5-2.8GHz multicore
CPU's and plenty of disk space.
Each box is worth less than $100.00 on eBay.
Sometimes I get them when they reached end
of life at work and we throw them out.
Noise is no problem. Everybody is nice
If you are a real SA, then you use slack.
This is my quick, 1 line, summary of most
1. Fedora -- Fuck no. I want my video to work.
2. Centos -- Not too bad actually. The only thing I would run other than Slack.
3 RH - No! I dont have $10,000.00 a month for support.
4. Debian -- De-what ? Die motherfucker!
5. Ubuntu -- Ubu-suck-my-dick -- another African word that means suck-my-dick
6. BSD -- Hey, listen to me: Fuck off. Go play with OSX... bitch!
Yeah, I run Slack, I compile my own kernel, I build my packages from source.
I kill and eat my food. I live in the woods. Grrrrr....
Now leave me alone people. I have a Word document I need to finish,
As others have pointed out, if you are going to do serious research,
you dont want to mess around with the latest and greatest.
Stick with something that has been around and works.
COBOL is that language!
Ha! Made you smile
Seriously tho, use C or FORTRAN. Nothing beats them for optimization and speed.
OK, I have to be truthful here. I did purchase a single Apple Cinema HD 30" monitor and the damn thing cost me $1,500++
So, I checked out Newegg and the HP LP3065 was a dream come true: 3 Dual-link-DVI inputs and $1,100.00 price tag.
So, I had 1 single Apple 30" display and 5 HP ones.
About 5 months ago, I read somewhere a review of the eBay 2650x1600 30" Korean
monitors and the review was all praise. Which is a good thing for me because
my Apple Cinema HD just bit the dust 2 weeks ago.
So, I tried to see if I can fix the damn thing but there is little info on the web about replacement parts.
I still cant find a Maintenance Manual. Not to mention that the whole unit is like glued together
and difficult to fix. No wonder it blew up. There are no holes for hot air to escape. Stupid shit....
Back to my post. No, I would not spend a premium on an Apple display, but if I wanted to
get a 30" I no longer can. Not because nobody makes them but because Apple thinks
that "most of it's customers do not want a monitor that big".
What really REALLY, bugs me is that I have a friend who had a 30" display and he had to settle
for a second 27" (because he only buys Apple) and when I asked him about it
he was: "Yeah, I think Apple is right. 27" is the way to go."
I told him that he was a dipshit that drank the cool aid. We had a major fight. Still not talking.
Life, you gotta love it...
In the 1990's I was an OS2 and then Windows user. However, I soon got tired of all that and switched to Linux. Slackware full time in 1999.
All was well but the update manager was really ragging on my nerves and compiling everything was getting old. So I switched to Fedora.
In 2007 I got tired of supporting 4 separate Windows laptops at home (for the kids and wife) and I switched everyone to OSX.
I was as happy as can be! I decided that I liked OSX so much that I switched myself.
I went all out. In 2008 I got 2 fully loaded MAC Pro's, 32GB memory and 3 (yes 3!) 30" monitors for each one.
I was in heaven! Everything worked as promised and it was amazing. Spent big $$$$!
Well, life has not been so good lately. I am so disappointed with Apple... They let me down!
No MAC Pro updates in 2 years and empty promises galore. I hate Apple's shit talk.
Especially how they just stopped making 30" displays just because (insert BS excuse here).
Apple is catering to the middle of the road and that's where I get off this fucking train.
I am a power user and I demand the latest and greatest hardware! Dammit, I see all the
nice ASUS and Supermicro mobo's and I am drooling!!!
What are my options? Well my CentOS 6.x desktop, which I use at work, is rock solid. Yes, CentOS for the desktop!
I am thinking of building a massive CentOS desktop: (2, 512GB SSD's RAID1), (2, 3TB disks RAID1), the fastest multicore mobo,
and at least 64GB of memory.
That should be enough to run any Windows 7 VM machine that I will need (for MS Office, and other stuff).
Apple, is losing the power user base. Fortunately for me, I have other options!
For other home users I'll stick with OSX.
Fuck it! Maybe Linux and Windows VMs is the right answer for today's power user.
If I can't get the paradigm shift before the deliverables are met then I'll have to bring it to the next level or get off the reservation.
I know what you're saying and all but this is bigger that you initially thought.
Let's dig a bit deeper.
When GPS first came out (and President Clinton allowed for the superior GPS signal to be released to the public), we all thought: Wow! Finally!
As EE's we thought the time had come for really, really cheap GPS based NTP servers and timing products. You know, like in the $100.00 range.
Who gives a fuck? Well, actually we all do. We are all paying for NTP synchronization hardware because all major server farms and even small
places need a precise, non-interruptable timing standard.
So, Symmetricom has been buying out everyone who was in the business. The only people left are a few specialty shops. And Symmetricom is charging B-I-G bucks for their machines.
So, congrats to Symmetricom for developing this product. I hope the sell millions. However, one has to wonder if this would cost in the $100.00 range
if 10-20 companies were in the running.
Think about this: All timing is moving to very precise standards with the 1x10^(-14) short term drift range.
This will be available from $1.00 off the shelf products in 20 years I figure. The thing is, we really need it now!
We should not depend on one vendor for this. It is too important.
Having said that, I am afraid that the Chinese might be on the verge of releasing just such a product. They rely on high precision timing, just as much as we do, and they really don't like depending on others for stuff like this.
Now I can finally use my dick for something useful!
"I’m going to step across the NDAs and explain the issues behind the Android Froyo update to Samsung Galaxy S phones in the United States. I think most of you have come to this realization yourself now: the withholding of the Froyo update is a largely political one, not a technological one: Froyo runs quite well on Galaxy S phones, as those of you that have run leaked updates may have noticed."
Samsung has denied that this is the case and that "No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!" http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=7346&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter."
Link to Original Source
Firefox has very nice bookmark separators which can keep groups of bookmarks nicely together.
However, Google has been stubborn as hell over this. They will not create bookmark separators.
I bet all techies and hardcore web users will not switch to Chrome over this. People on the web are
saying as much.
It is amazing that they are so adamant over this one feature. You know, I don't like that attitude.
Keep it up boys! Keep pushing. Push, push push.
In this game the winner is not obvious in the beginning.
I'll just sit here and read up on the French Revolution.
What was it that they used? Guillotine?
Shut the fuck up Scott McNealy.
Yeah, that's right. I said it.
Where the fuck were you when in 1999 when SUN was selling SPARC 20's for over 20K?
At the same time commodity hardware, running Linux, was going for 1-2k, tops.
Where the fuck were you when SCO sued Linux and you made sure to send SCO their blood money.
What were you trying to say, you stupid fuck. Look at you now.
Nickel and dime the customer and charge outrageous fees.
SUN was over in 2001. Java kept it going for while more.
In 5 years there will be no more SUN and Linux will completely dominate.
And you sat there with no vision and watched it all happen.
You could have had it all. But you chose to be an arrogant asshole and
now you are left holding your dick.
What if you made Solaris Open Source? What if you lowered the prices
of hardware? What if you went to INTEL. Yeah, you did but too little
too late. You could have owned all UNIX.
You stupid motherfucker. You ruined SUN. You ruined Solaris.
And now you are like: Booohooo OSS ruined my life, waaaaaaaa.
Shut the fuck up and take some responsibility. You fucking asshole.
You guys think I am too harsh. Maybe use "softer" words?
Well guess what? I am a Solaris UNIX SA. I make my living
from Solaris and this asshole ruined it.
I love Solaris. It is a beautiful thing. It should have been
the dominant OS today.
This guy is to blame.
Fuck him and his fucking horse.
Now you're talking! That's exactly what we need to run Windows efficiently!